Window shopping can be both fun and frustrating. There are so many choices to make, from the style of window to the colour and even the type of glass. If you’re in the market for a new window, it’s important to understand the different types available, including tilt and turn windows. Here we’ll take a closer look at these unique windows and explore the pros and cons of having them for your next project.

What are tilt and turn windows?

Tilt and turn windows are a popular window style that people love for their versatility. It can either be hinged at the side to open outward, either to the left or right or can be hinged at the top to open out from the bottom.

What are the pros?


One of the major advantages of these windows is the increased ventilation. As they open two separate ways, you can choose which method you want to increase airflow with. You also don’t have to worry about intruders coming through the window as they can be locked into place, so you can continue to have air flowing throughout your home all day long. Increased ventilation is important to reduce the chance of mould in your home, as well as airborne illnesses.


Everybody wants their home to look good, so why should this stop at your windows? Not only are tilt and turn windows practical, they also add a classic style to your home that can’t be found with other window options. The different operating style of these windows means you can have both the modern, and the classic look, meaning they’ll complement any home’s style. The minimalistic look of these windows is perfect for a home that strives to look as good from the outside as it does from the inside, so they’re great for improving the curb appeal of a property.


As mentioned above, due to the multiple methods at which they can be opened, these windows are extremely safe. If you open the window at the top and bottom, then there’s no way they can be pulled open from the outside, lessening the chance of intruders entering a home as they won’t have access through the window. This is perfect for homes that may have children living there as the extra layer of protection is great for parent’s peace of mind.

What are the cons

Home layout

The small disadvantage of tilt and turn windows is that it can depend on your home layout whether you can actually have them or not. You won’t want to place tilt and turn windows behind a sofa or any taps, so this is something to keep in mind when thinking about which windows are right for your home.

Tilt and turn windows are a great option for many homeowners, but it’s important to understand the pros and cons before you make a decision. We hope this article has helped you do just that. If you love the idea of having tilt and turn windows in your home, contact us at Selby Glass today for all of your options.